Carlos Quentin And Sam Fuld Help Team USA To 5-1 Win Over Cubs Rookies
Courtesy of USA Baseball
June 18, 2001
Tucson, Ariz. - The USA Baseball National Team (1-0) sent 10 batters to theplate in the top of the seventh inning and scored four unearned runs offChicago Cubs rookie level reliever John-Paul Glascock to break a 1-1 tie, asTeam USA was victorious in their first game of the summer, 5-1 at HoHoKamPark in Mesa, Arizona.
Team USA's Bobby Brownlie (RHP, So, Rutgers) worked three shutout innings ofrelief, allowing just one hit while fanning five to notch the win. BryanBullington (RHP, So, Ball State) started for the Red, White and Blue andpitched three frames as well, surrendering just one run on three hits.
Bob Zimmerman (RHP, Fr, SW Missouri State), Ben Thurmond (RHP, So, Winthrop),and Chad Cordero (RHP, Fr, CS Fullerton) each worked one scoreless inning ofrelief for Team USA. Thurmond was particularly impressive, as he struck outthe side in the eighth.
The turning point of the game came in Team USA's half of the seventh inningwhen with one out and the bases loaded, Michael Aubrey (OF, Fr, Tulane)bounced a ground ball back to Glascock, who promptly threw the ball overcatcher Carlos Marmol's head. Sam Fuld (OF, Fr, Stanford) and Kevin Howard(IF, So, Miami) both scored on the play to give Team USA a 3-1 lead.Glascock's wildness continued, as he then hurled a wild pitch and a passedball by Marmol to add another pair of runs.
Carlos Quentin (OF, Fr, Stanford) tied the game in the fourth with a two-out,run-scoring single to right that brought home Chris Snyder (C, So, Houston).That came off Cubs starter Felix Sanchez, who worked four innings and gave upjust one run while striking out three. Glascock (0-1) suffered the loss.
Ryan Hubele (IF, So, Texas) and Tyler Parker (C, So, Georgia Tech) each addeddoubles for Team USA. Quentin ended the night 2-for-2 with a run scored.
USA Baseball will make an announcement on Tuesday morning, regarding thestatus of the official 22-man National Team roster for the summer of 2001.
After practicing on Tuesday, Team USA will then travel to overseas onWednesday to open the 30th annual USA vs Japan Collegiate Series. Game One ofthe series will be on Saturday, June 23 at 1:00 pm in Okinawa, Japan. Tofollow Team USA's progress this summer, and for updated stats and boxscores,log on to www.usabaseball.com.